PowerColor HD6990 LCS Review

Crysis 2 and Metro 2033

PowerColor HD6990 LCS Review

Crysis 2

Firstly it's worth pointing out that this is not in v1.9 DX11 mode, that's going to be an upcoming test, so for now these results are for the 'vanilla' version of Crysis 2. The PowerColor absolutely creams the stock card getting up to the 100 FPS average, although obviously it's not a patch on the GTX590.

 

Metro 2033

Always a fan of twin-GPUs, Metro 2033 definitely enjoys the benefits that the PowerColor HD6990 LCS brings to the table. The PowerColor is a whopping 15 frames on average ahead of an overclocked air-cooled HD6990. It's 30 frames behind the beast that is the GTX590, largely thanks to the heavy use of PhysX.

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11-07-2011, 08:55:36

tinytomlogan
The first of the Shadow H2O series of reviews is the Powercolor 6990 LCS - can the waterblock be the answer to our ears prayers?



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11-07-2011, 10:47:36

Rastalovich
I'd just like to add that h20 added expense to one side, graphic cards with water blocks on them look very sexeh !

(Results in the oc3d reviews are still troubling me, especially when you look at same cards with better settings, where, to be fair, they really can't be slower.)

Ultra damn fast fps for sure. No quality and physx for me tho.

I actually thought it would be more expensive.

11-07-2011, 12:21:30

Zeals
First off, nice review as always. Do love how the card has a full cover waterblock =D.

Personally I think any card that comes with a waterblock by default should have some sort of voltage tweaking so you can better exploit the extra cooling potential.

Also on the side note:

Call of Duty - Black Ops

If you're a fan of the Infinity Ward shooter then you have nothing to worry about here, or to be honest with any card. WTF

11-07-2011, 13:56:11

badtaylorx
dang....nice card....ill give ya my 2x 6970 dcii's and a blue 460 for it?????.....no......didn't think so......cant blame me for tryin tho

12-07-2011, 04:38:16

murphy7801
I think I will be sticking with me pair of asus direct cuII gtx 580's.

16-07-2011, 18:21:41

integratable
That electrical noise sound's so annoying I just don't get it, why amd let this noise pass through their testing ?.. Why are they so damn lazy ?.. What the crap ?..
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